Yamaha TX81Z – drumkit demo

December 16, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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One Yamaha TX81z in performance mode (8 sounds max on keyboard). No Fx, no mastering. Drumkit is composed of basics presets sounds. Heavier bassdrum can be made with editing.
Sequence via computer

Yet another FM synthesizer from Yamaha, this one comes in a compact, multitimbral, 1-unit rackmount module and is basically a key-less version of the DX-11. It has far more professional features than its relative, the FB-01. The TX81Z features great FM type synth sounds similar also to the DX-21 and DX-27. It’s still not as good as the classic DX-7, but it’s an inexpensive source of those sounds with lots of programmability. Eight voice polyphony, 128 preset sounds, 32 user and lots of functions hidden behind 11 push buttons.

The TX81Z features a new ability to use waveforms other than just a sine wave. There are eight voices that can be split, layered and detuned. Also onboard are pseudo-effects including delay and reverb. These features can be stored as performance setups. The effects are simply envelope and re-triggering effects. The TX81Z works great as a sound-module for any live or studio production. It’s got a wider range of sounds than the DX-7, may not be quite as warm or ‘classic’ sounding, but at its low price and with the excellent MIDI implementation it makes a great alternative or backup synth for percussive, punchy FM synth sounds.

Exploring the sounds of Moog Source

December 10, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Moog’s Source was their first to offer patch memory storage as well as some other new features. It boasted 16 memory locations so you could finally save and recall your synth patches. A casette-tape jack was also implemented to transfer your patches to and from an external tape and free up the on-board memory for additional new patches. But in an effort to modernize with the eighties, the Moog had replaced all buttons, knobs and sliders with flat-panel membrane buttons and a single data-wheel assignment format. At the time, this may have seemed far-out, but in all actuality it is the Source’s downfall.

Parameters are edited not with hands-on sliders and knobs but by assigning a selected parameter to the dedicated data wheel. This is very tedious and does not allow for true hands-on tweaking during performances nor can you adjust different parameters simultaneously or while playing. These days, the membrane buttons don’t always seem to work quite right either. However, those famous monophonic Moog sounds are still inside this synth which has two fat analog oscillators and the legendary 24 dB Moog filter.

Octave-Plateau VPK-5 Voyetra 8 Eight Polyphonic Keyboard Synthesizer Module Testing with Audio

December 6, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

This a test to show the functionality of the Octave-Plateau VPK-5 Keyboard and the Voyetra 8 Synthesizer Module working.

We used a XLR cable as needed for the keyboard controller input. For audio output we used a dual mono TS to single TRS cable going through a mixer and amplifier. And also used the mono output through a powered monitor.

Demonstration of the Moog Music Inc / SUB PHATTY

December 4, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Background video description:

アナログシンセサイザー「SUB PHATTY」を試してみました・・
demo by Mitsuru SAKAUE
Digiland(デジランド)
島村楽器株式会社のデジタルガジェット情報配信サイト
http://info.shimamura.co.jp/digital/

Googlish:

I have tried analog synthesizer “SUB PHATTY” …
demo by Mitsuru SAKAUE
Digiland (Dejirando)
Digital gadgets information delivery site of Shimamura instrument Co., Ltd.

Fairlight CMI Demos

November 30, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

This is part one of side A of the original Fairlight CMI 2x demo tape. And a pic of an aged 2x

Checking out the filter section on the Arturia MicroBrute

November 23, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Here is a demonstration of the sound and functionality of the Arturia MicroBrute filter.

Tom Brisling explores the Clavia Nord Lead 4

November 21, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Tom Brislin plays Clavia’s latest flagship lead synthesizer.

Demo featuring the WALDORF MicroWAVE XT – Relaxing Ambient Chillout Music

November 20, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Waldorf Microwave XT synth demo — playing a relaxing, dreamy ambient electronica music soundscape on Microwave XT wavetable synth from Waldorf. HEADPHONES HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! :)

This relaxing ambient chill-out / new age synthesizer music was created using 2 wavetables, arpeggiator, delay, filter/envelope adjustments, LFO modulations, and more.

Performed LIVE, no external processing! Everything you hear is from the Waldorf MicroWave XT (10 voice) digital wavetable synthesizer! :)

New Arturia Microbrute Demo

November 15, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

This is a quick demo of the new Arturia Microbrute’s sonic capabilities.

MAIN FEATURES:

  • Monophonic synthesizer
  • 100% Analog Audio Signal Path
  • Steiner-Parker Multimode Filter (LP, BP, HP)
  • Voltage Controlled Oscillator with new Overtone Sub-Osc
  • Oscillator Mixer (Sub, Sawtooth, Square, Triangle)
  • LFO with 3 waveforms and destination attenuator
  • Brute Factor™ delivering saturation and rich harmonics
  • Ultrasaw generating shimmering sawtooth waveforms
  • Metalizer bringing extreme triangle harmonics
  • Fast Envelope Generator
  • 25 note mini Keyboard
  • External Analog Audio Input (level pot on rear)
  • CV Inputs: Pitch, Filter, Sub-mod, Pulse, Saw animator, metalizer, gate in.
  • CV outputs: Pitch, Gate, Env, LFO
  • MIDI Inwith 5-Pin DIN connector
  • USB MIDI In/Out
  • 1/4” Audio Output and 1/8” Headphone Output
  • Free Editor Software
  • Step Sequencer :
    • 8 sequences stored on power down
    • Rate control
    • Sync to MIDI clock
    • Multiple modes (via software editor)
  • Tap tempo/rest insert

Exploring – Korg MS-20 mini Monophonic Analog Synthesizer

November 5, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

This video will provide instructional information on how to use the Envelope Generator onboard the Korg MS-20 mini.

For more information on the KORG MS-20 mini, head over to http://www.korg.com/ms20mini

This video will provide instructional information on how to use the Oscillators that are onboard the Korg MS-20 mini.

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